Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Great Britain. Dept. of Health
- Department of Health
- Date of publication
- 1 July 2017
- Substance Misuse, Health Services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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Often called the Orange Book, this is guidance for clinicians treating people with drug problems.
This 2017 version offers new guidelines on:
- Prison-based treatment.
- New psychoactive substances and club drugs.
- Mental health co-morbidity.
- Misuse of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.
- Stopping smoking.
- Preventing drug-related deaths, including naloxone provision.
The new guidelines also have a stronger emphasis on recovery and a holistic approach to the interventions that can support recovery.
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